Glenn Wellbrock, Verizon's director of optical transport architecture, talks to Ciena's Kevin Sheehan about the goals and challenges with Verizon's initiative to consolidate and operate a single seamless network infrastructure with their One Network initiative.
Glenn details how Verizon is pulling together its disparate networks into one infrastructure domain to achieve a simplified architecture from access to core that delivers greater capability and more savings.
This unified transport network enables Verizon to:
1) More efficiently pack wavelengths across the network
2) Effectively leverage software automation, SDN, and orchestration
3) Deploy mesh networks all the way to the metro